Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown has received national praise all week for his performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night. On Wednesday, McCown was officially awarded for his performance.
The NFL announced on Wednesday that McCown was the recipient of the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for Week 14. McCown was terrific against the Cowboys on Monday. On Monday, McCown completed 27 of his 36 passes for a total of 348 passing yards and 4 touchdown passes; the Bears quarterback also rushed for 16 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 attempts. McCown’s passer rating on Monday was 141.9. Nonetheless, there was little doubt that McCown deserved the award.
Interesting enough, McCown may not be able to follow-up on his award-winning performance. The Bears have yet to announce their starting quarterback for the team’s game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Last week, the indication was that the team was hoping that Jay Cutler would be ready to return from his high-ankle sprain and start against the Browns. That was before McCown’s impressive performance on Monday.
The Bears have yet to update Cutler’s status this week. Cutler is believed to have been evaluated by the team’s medical staff on Monday but no word has come from the Bears. Cutler missed his radio show on Tuesday, and typically when the quarterback does not do his radio show it is because of a medical reason.
Wednesday may provide some clarity on the situation as the Bears return from their day off on Tuesday.